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Final Preparations Underway for GLOBE 2010

GLOBE Set to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Submitted by: GLOBE Series

Categories: Events, Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted: Mar 15, 2010 – 07:28 PM EST


VANCOUVER, B.C., Mar. 15 /CSRwire/ - Thousands of the world's top business leaders, environmental experts and government policy-makers will be in Vancouver March 24-26, 2010 for the 20th anniversary of the GLOBE Series of Conferences and Trade Fairs, taking place at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

For the past two decades, GLOBE has brought together more than 100,000 total participants from around the world to discuss business solutions to the planet's most pressing environmental issues.

"GLOBE 2010 is a landmark year for the GLOBE Series," says GLOBE Foundation President and CEO John Wiebe. "We have record-breaking international participation in our Trade Fair and we're thrilled that 84 countries have confirmed their participation in the 2010 conference." The Foundation, producers of the GLOBE biennial series that began in Vancouver, Canada in 1990, is considered to be one of the world's most influential voices on the business of the environment.

GLOBE 2010 follows on the heels of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. It's also the first major international gathering to follow the COP15 UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, providing delegates a unique opportunity for follow up discussion on climate change policy worldwide.

Featured Speakers for GLOBE 2010 include:

  • Clarence Cazalot Jr., President & CEO, Marathon Oil Corporation, Houston, Texas, USA

  • Graeme Sweeney, Executive Vice President, Shell International Petroleum Ltd. London, UK

  • Liesbeth van der Pol, Chief Architect, Government of the Netherlands, The Hague

  • David Cheesewright, President & CEO, Walmart Canada, Toronto, ON, Canada

  • Peter White, Director, Global Sustainability, Proctor & Gamble Ltd., Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Program Highlights for GLOBE 2010 include:

Opening Plenary – Wednesday, March 24 8:30am – 10:00am
The Opening Plenary kicks off GLOBE 2010 with a powerful session addressing the future of sustainability and the transition towards a global low carbon economy. Frank Wouters, CEO, Masdar Power; James Suciu, President, Global Sales & Marketing, GE Energy; and Gregor Robertson, Mayor of Vancouver, make up the elite roster of business and government leaders who will set the stage for GLOBE 2010.

Closing Town Hall – Moving the Green Economy Forward – Friday, March 26 10:30am – 12:00pm
Leaders and experts will explore the biggest opportunities and challenges that lie ahead as the world transitions to a green economy. David Runnalls, President & Chief Executive Officer, International Institute for Sustainable Development; Dianne Dillon-Ridgley, Director, Interface Inc.; Tony Manwaring, Chief Executive, Tomorrow's Company; John Yap, Minister of State for Climate Action, Government of British Columbia; Nicholas Parker, Executive Chairman, Cleantech Group LLC.

Clean Technology Day at GLOBE – Thursday, March 25
Developed in cooperation with the Cleantech Group, GLOBE 2010 will feature and entire day of sessions and announcements on this important topic:
New Approaches for Clean Technology Funding – 8:30am-10:00am
S&P, TSX and Jantzi Sustainalytics Industry Announcement – 10:00am
Launch of 2010 SDTC Cleantech Growth and Go-To-Market Report – 12:00pm
Competitiveness + Jobs: The Role of Clean Technology in Near-Term Stimulus and Long-Term Economic Development – 3:30pm-5:00pm.

GLOBE 2010 – Trade Fair – open daily March 24-26
The GLOBE 2010 Trade Fair boasts record-breaking international participation and will feature the world's most innovative companies showcasing their newest technologies. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the most cutting-edge advances in environmental technology.

2010 Conference Themes

  • Water: Potential Impacts + Issues for business NEW

  • Clean(er) Technology: Changing the World of Business NEW

  • Corporate Sustainability Toolkit

  • Climate Change + Carbon Management

  • Energy and the Future

  • Financing the Green Economy

  • The Urban Infrastructure Revolution

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GLOBE 2010 is produced by the GLOBE Foundation, an international consultancy organization in the business of the environment. GLOBE's expertise lies in project management, event development, and management and consulting in the fields of environment and energy, urban development, and corporate responsibility. The GLOBE Foundation is North America's longest operating producer of environmental events.

For more information, please contact:

Rebecca Peters Manager, Media Relations
Phone: 604.762.2098

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